Hormone Replacement Therapy – Why you need Lifestyle Changes Too
Hormone replacement therapy is often championed by itself, but the truth is that a hormone replacement program is most effective when adopted as part of wider lifestyle changes. Many women approaching 50 may have existing health concerns that compound the frustrations of menopause. If you find, for example, that you are constantly low in energy, this might be a symptom of peri-menopause but it could also indicate that you need to re-balance your diet for more efficient energy release.
What are ‘Lifestyle Changes’?
The term is bandied about a lot, but a lifestyle change is anything that re-evaluates and improves an aspect of well-being (such as your diet or the amount that you exercise). A number of the symptoms of menopause overlap with physical conditions. Women of larger builds often feel uncomfortably warm, and this is compounded for women who also experience hot flashes.
How do I Implement Lifestyle Changes?
Whether you’ve been meaning to start exercising more or eating healthily, implementing lifestyle changes is a challenge. Exercise, learning a new relaxation technique or changing the kind of food you eat can feel like a huge investment of energy, but having a personal trainer, nutritionist or general practitioner to guide you along the path to wellbeing makes it easier. An experienced professional is able to motivate you to achieve your goals.
BHRT and Lifestyle Changes
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT has helped countless women regain a sense of empowerment, by easing the symptoms of menopause and other causes of hormone imbalance. Those whose replacement therapies work best are women who adopt related lifestyle changes that work towards the same symptom-eliminating goal as the therapy. If you incorporate changes for wellbeing into your own process, you are sure to see results.